Writing Prompts for Kids and Teens

‘How do you start a story?’ It’s the question I’m most often asked when I visit schools and festivals. Also, ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ and ‘How much do you earn?’ Writing is challenging, for kids and adults. There are so many moving parts. Teachers are tasked with motivating both keen and reluctant writers, using a multi-modal approach to cater for all kinds of learners. At school, time can be a major obstacle. There is so much to learn! But writing a decent story or essay takes time. In a standardised test students are given 40 minutes to plan,…

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NanoWriMo 2021

NanoWriMo 2021

November is National Novel Writing Month (NanoWriMo 2021) and this year I’ve been taking part and documenting my efforts to write a 50,000-word … View Post
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WIN Ginger Meggs!

WIN Ginger Meggs!

WIN a signed copy of my new children’s book, illustrated by Jason Chatfield, Ginger Meggs! It’s a hardback, full-colour, 100… View Post
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Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club

  Need reading inspiration? A tip on your next great book? Want to gamify your reading? State Library of QLD’s Summer Reading … View Post
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